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Legal news from Sunday, February 28, 2016
by Dominic Yobbi

Louisiana abortion clinics and doctors on Friday filed a new application with the US Supreme Court attempting to block a 2014 state law that would require three of the four remaining abortion clinics in the state to close. The law, which went into effect for the first time on Thursday after the US Court of …

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by Dominic Yobbi

A Saudi Arabian court on Saturday sentenced a man to 10 years in prison and 2,000 lashes for expressing atheist sentiments in recent social media posts. The religious police of Saudi Arabia, who are in charge of monitoring social media in the country, found more than 600 tweets that contained atheist rhetoric. Some tweets denied that God …

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by Jacqueline Jones

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said Sunday that he rejects a court ruling that the detention of two journalists violated their rights. Two Turkish journalists were released from Silivri prison early Friday after Turkey's Constitutional Court ruled Thursday that the detention violated their personal liberty, security, and freedom of expression and press. Can …

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by Jacqueline Jones

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe on Friday signed gun safety measures into law that will prevent domestic abusers and certain types of criminals from owning and carrying guns. The laws will still allow individuals to have concealed-carry permits from any state. However, the new laws will require domestic abusers to surrender their weapons with 24 hours …

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